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Landlords will not be allowed to demand in excess of two months’ rent upfront under new rules, including from student renters
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Landlords will not be allowed to demand in excess of two months’ rent upfront under new rules, including from student renters

Updated Jun 9th 2021, 1:43 PM 60,909 Views 101 Comments
  • Housing Minister Darragh O'Brien brought a memo to Cabinet today that will restrict upfront payment demands made by landlords, reports Political Correspondent Christina Finn
  • The new rules, which will be in place before the next academic year, will ensure that students only have to pay one months' rent at a time.
  • Cabinet has also extended the current Covid-19 protections for renters until January 2022.
Landlords can impose rent increases of up to 8% under newly-discovered loophole as Covid-19 rent freeze ends
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Landlords can impose rent increases of up to 8% under newly-discovered loophole as Covid-19 rent freeze ends

Updated May 28th 2021, 2:07 PM 76,867 Views 115 Comments
  • Measures that provided for a rent freeze for those in financial trouble were implemented during the pandemic.
  • In Rent Pressure Zones, the maximum rent increase permitted is 4% per annum.
  • Where a landlord carries out a rent review for the first time in two years in an RPZ, a total increase of 8% increase can apply.
Housing crisis: Taoiseach under pressure in Dáil as CSO data shows price of a home rose by 4% in 12 months
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# Under Pressure

Housing crisis: Taoiseach under pressure in Dáil as CSO data shows price of a home rose by 4% in 12 months

Updated May 12th 2021, 1:36 PM 22,589 Views 64 Comments
  • The CSO says prices have risen 3.7% nationally over 12 months
  • Blackrock 'most expensive' Eircode with €615,000 median price
  • Taoiseach says government has pledged "unprecedented funding" for residential construction
Renters facing 'impossible situation' as new report shows drop in number of homes available
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# Daft Report

Renters facing 'impossible situation' as new report shows drop in number of homes available

May 12th 2021, 12:05 AM 32,899 Views 90 Comments

Rents across the country were 2.1% higher than at the end of 2020.

Fianna Fáil's message to itself: Deliver housing now or face extinction at the next election
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# Housing

Fianna Fáil's message to itself: Deliver housing now or face extinction at the next election

May 7th 2021, 12:05 AM 27,296 Views 112 Comments

The FF parliamentary party meeting was told that the party was “drowning in the shadows of Fine Gael housing policy”.

Cost of renting home in Ireland grew by 2.7% last year despite Covid-19 pandemic
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Cost of renting home in Ireland grew by 2.7% last year despite Covid-19 pandemic

Mar 24th 2021, 10:55 AM 19,239 Views 91 Comments

That’s according to the Residential Tenancies Board’s latest rent index.

Protection for renters in financial difficulty due to Covid-19 extended to 12 July
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# Arrears

Protection for renters in financial difficulty due to Covid-19 extended to 12 July

Mar 9th 2021, 7:31 PM 16,181 Views 24 Comments

The protections in place were due to expire on 12 April.

Rents in Dublin are falling - but rising everywhere else
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Rents in Dublin are falling - but rising everywhere else

Feb 8th 2021, 6:10 AM 43,873 Views 29 Comments

The supply of rental properties in Dublin is far higher this February than in February 2020.

Rent costs rise in four of Ireland's five major cities
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Rent costs rise in four of Ireland's five major cities

Nov 9th 2020, 7:54 AM 45,587 Views 55 Comments

Rent prices in Cork, Galway, Limerick and Waterford cities have risen compared to last year.

Bill preventing evictions from taking place during Level 5 passes all Oireachtas stages
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Bill preventing evictions from taking place during Level 5 passes all Oireachtas stages

Oct 23rd 2020, 4:32 PM 16,244 Views 22 Comments

The Bill will now be sent to the President for early signature.

Temporary ban on evictions to be implemented during six-week Level 5 restrictions
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Temporary ban on evictions to be implemented during six-week Level 5 restrictions

Oct 19th 2020, 10:55 PM 23,263 Views 31 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin announced this evening that Ireland will move to Level 5 restrictions for six weeks.

New cost rental scheme will mean tenants could pay 25% to 30% below market rents, says minister
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# Budget 2021

New cost rental scheme will mean tenants could pay 25% to 30% below market rents, says minister

Oct 14th 2020, 7:28 PM 32,331 Views 47 Comments

The cost rental scheme will deliver 400 homes.

National rent prices jumped 1.2% in the last year despite impact of Covid-19
# Daft Report
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# Daft Report

National rent prices jumped 1.2% in the last year despite impact of Covid-19

Aug 21st 2020, 6:00 AM 13,296 Views 35 Comments

The latest Daft.ie report shows that the industry has ‘bounced back’ from Covid-19.

State plans to buy up Airbnb properties, says Housing Minister
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# Interview

State plans to buy up Airbnb properties, says Housing Minister

Jul 12th 2020, 12:05 AM 75,922 Views 101 Comments

In a wide-ranging interview, the minister said his department is drawing up a detailed submission which will seek to acquire properties.

The average sale price of a home in Ireland was €254,000 last month - a fall of 3.3% on last year
# Daft Report
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# Daft Report

The average sale price of a home in Ireland was €254,000 last month - a fall of 3.3% on last year

Jul 8th 2020, 6:00 AM 26,148 Views 5 Comments

The year-on-year change reflects a volatile market according to the latest housing report from Daft.ie.

'A lot of people are stuck in a rip-off rental trap': New minister promises affordable housing scheme
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# Property Ladder

'A lot of people are stuck in a rip-off rental trap': New minister promises affordable housing scheme

Jun 30th 2020, 11:08 AM 36,496 Views 135 Comments

Darragh O’Brien said he wants to ensure houses ranging in price from €160,000 to €250,000 will be available.

'Not at the moment': Universities don't plan to refund fees for this or the next academic year
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# Accommodation

'Not at the moment': Universities don't plan to refund fees for this or the next academic year

Jun 1st 2020, 9:00 AM 29,197 Views 24 Comments

NUI Galway is offering students a reduced rent rate next year due to the ‘hybrid’ way universities are expected to operate.

Man suspected of fraudulently earning €260k in rent for properties he didn't own
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# Arrest

Man suspected of fraudulently earning €260k in rent for properties he didn't own

May 22nd 2020, 3:49 PM 46,874 Views 19 Comments

The man was arrested by gardaí in Dublin today.

Rents fell by average of 2.1% in April compared to previous month, new Daft report shows
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Rents fell by average of 2.1% in April compared to previous month, new Daft report shows

May 12th 2020, 6:05 AM 11,587 Views 29 Comments

Daft.ie says this drop reflects the economic fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Rent freeze and eviction ban to be extended, says Housing Minister
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# Eoghan Murphy

Rent freeze and eviction ban to be extended, says Housing Minister

May 2nd 2020, 2:59 PM 34,884 Views 35 Comments

Murphy said new legislation would not be needed for the extension.

Number of rental properties continues to rise - but charity says former Airbnbs won't solve housing crisis
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# Housing

Number of rental properties continues to rise - but charity says former Airbnbs won't solve housing crisis

Apr 24th 2020, 10:56 PM 24,534 Views 39 Comments

A new report by the Simon Communities says new properties are out of reach of HAP customers.

Ads for Dublin city centre rental accommodation have 'increased by 75% in the last 12 months '
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# Rental Market

Ads for Dublin city centre rental accommodation have 'increased by 75% in the last 12 months '

Apr 22nd 2020, 5:09 PM 26,380 Views 32 Comments

Daft said that the week-by-week figures suggest that “this surge may now be easing”.

Five more areas become Rent Pressure Zones as national average monthly rent stays over €1,200
# Rent Index
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# Rent Index

Five more areas become Rent Pressure Zones as national average monthly rent stays over €1,200

Apr 22nd 2020, 12:05 AM 47,637 Views 66 Comments

There is currently a rent freeze and a ban on evictions in place as a result of the Covid-19 crisis.

Dublin businesses who need to defer rates payments advised to contact council
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# Dublin City Council

Dublin businesses who need to defer rates payments advised to contact council

Mar 23rd 2020, 2:13 PM 8,876 Views 4 Comments

Businesses had been asking that rates be waived, rather than deferred, to help them stay afloat.

Increase in available rental properties in Dublin 'likely related to collapse of tourism'
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# Rentals

Increase in available rental properties in Dublin 'likely related to collapse of tourism'

Mar 20th 2020, 5:05 PM 35,756 Views 28 Comments

Half of the Dublin increase is concentrated in the most in-demand property type and area for the short-term market.

Rent freeze and temporary ban on evictions to be introduced during Covid-19 crisis
# Coronavirus
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# Coronavirus

Rent freeze and temporary ban on evictions to be introduced during Covid-19 crisis

Updated Mar 19th 2020, 5:46 PM 106,732 Views 88 Comments

The emergency measures for renters were agreed at a Cabinet meeting today.

'Robust' supports for renters due to be announced, but access to HAP likely to be ruled out
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# Coronavirus

'Robust' supports for renters due to be announced, but access to HAP likely to be ruled out

Mar 19th 2020, 6:05 AM 36,168 Views 71 Comments

Government has said landlords will have to show flexibility to their tenants.

'This is just the tipping point': The cost of being a student in Ireland has skyrocketed in the past decade
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# Notabusiness

'This is just the tipping point': The cost of being a student in Ireland has skyrocketed in the past decade

Feb 23rd 2020, 9:30 AM 32,480 Views 113 Comments

Students protested this week in UCD on more than one occasion about the high cost of rent.

Court rules Montessori is entitled to injunction preventing landlord taking possession of premises until case decided
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# Fun2see

Court rules Montessori is entitled to injunction preventing landlord taking possession of premises until case decided

Feb 11th 2020, 6:37 PM 22,340 Views 0 Comments

The landlord has claimed the Montessori owes €1.48 million in unpaid rent.

The Candidate: Rent freeze not off the table, rent hike reforms and a fiver for pensioners - Micheál's manifesto promises
# The Candidate Podcast
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# The Candidate Podcast

The Candidate: Rent freeze not off the table, rent hike reforms and a fiver for pensioners - Micheál's manifesto promises

Jan 24th 2020, 12:05 AM 17,504 Views 81 Comments

Micheál Martin told The Candidate Podcast that he will reduce the rate rents rise in rent pressure zones.

Just 5.5% of rental housing is within standard HAP limits, according to new report
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# Locked Out

Just 5.5% of rental housing is within standard HAP limits, according to new report

Jan 13th 2020, 9:18 AM 18,610 Views 42 Comments

There is a notable shortage of one-bedroom housing for single people and couples, the Simon Communities said.

There are now seven counties in Ireland where the average monthly rent is over €1,000
# Non Stop Rise
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# Non Stop Rise

There are now seven counties in Ireland where the average monthly rent is over €1,000

Dec 18th 2019, 12:05 AM 36,016 Views 55 Comments

Rents across the board have risen by 8.2% since last year, according to the Residential Tenancies Board.

Dáil passes Sinn Féin bill proposing immediate rent freeze
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# Rent Freeze

Dáil passes Sinn Féin bill proposing immediate rent freeze

Dec 12th 2019, 3:54 PM 29,552 Views 119 Comments

The Rent Freeze (Fair Rent) Bill 2019 was brought forward by Sinn Féin’s Eoin Ó Broin.

Column: It’s not so simple, Minister, the proposed rent freeze bill could work under the Constitution
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# Rent Freeze

Column: It’s not so simple, Minister, the proposed rent freeze bill could work under the Constitution

Dec 12th 2019, 7:00 AM 19,445 Views 55 Comments

David Kenny, Assistant Professor of Law at Trinity College, says Eoghan Murphy may be proven wrong on the rent freeze bill

Murphy claims bill 'unconstitutional' as Dáil debates Sinn Féin's rent freeze legislation
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# Housing Crisis

Murphy claims bill 'unconstitutional' as Dáil debates Sinn Féin's rent freeze legislation

Updated Dec 10th 2019, 10:53 PM 38,932 Views 138 Comments

The bill would see rents frozen for the next three years.

Can rented homes be made more energy efficient? You're being asked to give your view
# Climate Action
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# Climate Action

Can rented homes be made more energy efficient? You're being asked to give your view

Dec 6th 2019, 6:10 AM 14,611 Views 42 Comments

One of the options outlined in the consultation open from today is to encourage a wider use of green leases.

People living near Dart or Luas stops are paying over €4,000 a year more than average Dublin rent
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# Off The Rails

People living near Dart or Luas stops are paying over €4,000 a year more than average Dublin rent

Dec 3rd 2019, 6:00 AM 12,625 Views 11 Comments

That’s according to new research from Daft.ie.

'Young people are being failed': Calls for rent freeze as average monthly rent reaches over €1,400
# Rent Freeze
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# Rent Freeze

'Young people are being failed': Calls for rent freeze as average monthly rent reaches over €1,400

Nov 12th 2019, 3:14 PM 18,806 Views 53 Comments

Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil hit out at Taoiseach Leo Varadkar during Leaders’ Questions in the Dáil.

A new record high: The average monthly rent in Ireland is now over €1,400
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A new record high: The average monthly rent in Ireland is now over €1,400

Nov 12th 2019, 12:05 AM 78,734 Views 110 Comments

Areas like Munster have seen large increases in rent prices this year compared to 2018.

Berlin state cabinet agrees five-year rent freeze to cool housing market
# Housing Costs
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# Housing Costs

Berlin state cabinet agrees five-year rent freeze to cool housing market

Oct 23rd 2019, 2:28 PM 16,757 Views 17 Comments

The measure would apply to apartments that were built before 2014.

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